The Beacon Chain is the central controller of the eth2 system.
The Beacon Chain holds eth2’s shards together and enables consensus and cross-shard communication. It has a registry of validator addresses, the state and balance of each validator, attestations, and links to shards. It is the coordination mechanism of the eth2 network, implementing the network's proof of stake consensus mechanism.
eth2 products are built on the Bison Trails platform: a fully-managed solution for powering mission-critical applications. Our enterprise-grade infrastructure is used by pioneering companies across the blockchain ecosystem, from exchanges and custodians to VCs and financial institutions. We’re committed to the long-term success of the ecosystem.
As long-term infrastructure providers, we know how important a smooth transition will be for the community, token holders, and the blockchain ecosystem as a whole. Bison Trails provides fully managed infrastructure and consolidated APIs to technical partners to enable reliable and secure management of their non-custodial eth2 offerings.
Aaron Henshaw, Co-founder and CTO
You can join us now by becoming an eth2 Pioneer. Participants in the Bison Trails eth2 Pioneer Program have early access to our suite of eth2 products:
API Management Dashboard - a simple dashboard that allows you create and revoke API token access to the eth2 validator management API.
eth2 Validator Management API - a simple and comprehensive API that allows for secure and programmatic creation, management, and status review of eth2 validators and their underlying infrastructure. From easily generating Ethereum deposit contract transactions to scaling validators, Bison Trails provides a robust API that also scales with your eth2 staking needs.
eth2 Validator Monitoring Dashboard - a complement to the Validator Management API, Bison Trails provides a dashboard to view all the activity of your eth2 beacon and validator client nodes. Each cluster rolls up metrics like rewards and eth2 activity (proposals, attestations, etc.) as well as information about the current state of the network. A granular look at each of your validator clients and the validators scheduled to them, is also available through this dashboard.
Some of the leading enterprises in the space have already joined our eth2 Pioneer Program and are beginning to integrate with our validator management API.
Bison Trails + eth2 roadmap
As an eth2 Pioneer you’ll be in the front of the line to integrate our upcoming eth2 product offerings when they become live, including:
Indexer API - standard blockchain clients are able to look up certain types of data, but they do not provide easy access to information in a way that may be important for your business, such as querying all the transactions from a specific account. In the near future, we will be offering a Blockchain Reporting API for eth2 focused on providing clean and actionable data over a queryable API for types of queries that will not be supported by standard eth2 clients.
eth2 QT (Query and Transaction Clusters) - like standard Ethereum (Geth) or Bitcoin (bitcoind) nodes, Bison Trails’ secure, private and redundant QT clusters will serve as entry points into the eth2 network in order to look up transactions, staking history, account balances, and more. eth2 QT is expected to be available by Phase 1.5 of the eth2 launch.
Become an eth2 Pioneer
It’s not too late to be an eth2 Pioneer. Contact us to learn more about the eth2 Pioneer Program. We want you to have early access to build on the Beacon Chain!
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